PETALING JAYA, 6 Jan: PKR Strategy Director, Rafizi Ramli revealed that Umno-BN is facing the crisis of determining candidates of the 13th General Elections (GE-13) that show Datuk Seri Najib Razak as placing those who are able to be loyal to him and not based on loyalty to the party.
According to him, these efforts are made to ensure Najib’s position is still safe as Prime Minister if Umno remains in power although he will potentially be ‘removed’ from his position as Umno President after GE-13.
These conflicts are viewed as monopoly efforts to ‘bind’ BN Members of Parliament to remain loyal in supporting him.
“This is what I have never publicly mentioned, currently Umno-BN has problems and crisis in determining candidates because the Umno leadership are especially determined to remove’ Najib and Rosmah after GE-13.
“He (Najib) will not win and Najib will be ‘tossed’. Even if they (Umno-BN) cheat and win, Najib will be ‘tossed’.
“If in five years of being Prime Minister, Rosmah’s rings can fit into a hall, if given five more years, after that, Umno will surely be finished. Umno will certainly not exist should Rosmah continue to be the Prime Minister’s wife,” he said when delivering his speech at the Selangor PKR Election and Briefing Simulation session.
Rafizi further explained that Umno-BN’s shifting in candidate placement this time will take place until the GE, which is deemed as ‘shadowless and dark’, will altogether give an advantage to Pakatan Rakyat.
“Therefore, whatever the results of GE-13, Najib will be ‘tossed’, his time is up.
“Najib knows that Umno will ‘remove’ him after the elections, that is why he asked for a full mandate from BN for him to determine candidates so that he can ensure that all BN candidates are candidates that are loyal to him and Rosmah, not the party.
“If the Umno General Assembly puts in a vote of no confidence and wants to replace Najib, his power as Prime Minister does not come from party votes, instead following the Constitution (of Malaysia), support comes from Members of Parliament,” he added.